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Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Mon May 22, 2006 6:02 pm

Catholic Mass is held on Saturdays at 300pm(Sunday Vigil) and onrnSundays at 1200noon at the Airport chapel opposite Delta Shuttle ticketrncounter. The chapel is quite tiny and can only handle 20 people atrnmost. In some cases Mass is 100% airline employees but in most casesrnemployees are just 60% the rest being pax with long layovers or thosernwho checked in very early. I know Boston Loganrnhas a fully fledged Catholic Chapel complete with the BlessedrnSacrament. I have heard ORD is the same. Is it possible for anyone tornpass on info about Mass schedules at other airports or details about the chapels? Our chapelrnat Reagan is multi-denominational with an Evangelical Service at 1100amrnon Sundays preceding the Catholic Mass. It is open 24 hours. I like the idea that people can stop by while traveling or working for a little bit of some quiet spiritual moments. It makes spending time at the airport even more fulfilling! By the way Mass at IAD is at 500pm. The Chapel is next to VS Lounge.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 10:48 am

PIT at 10am every weekday...perhaps on the weekends, too.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 11:59 am

I know Orlando has a Chapel, with Catholic services on Sundays as well.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 12:45 pm

Quoting Bestpilot (Reply 2):
I'll happily answer your questions if you retype it. Trying to read that is giving me a headache. Why do you add n's and r's to every other word? Holy sh*t! Pun intended.

I'm new at A.Net and I cant figure out why those n's and r's appear. They give me a headache too. They are clearly not intentional and please accept my apologies. Having said that, your response to my inquiry will be to my great delight. I'm basically interested in knowing which airports other than BOS and ORD have a Catholic Chapel with the Blessed Sacrament preserved and which Airports have the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass daily or at what times is Mass held at the major airports. I don't think there is a comprehensive listing either with the Bishpos Conference or with any organization out there.

Quoting Jjbiv (Reply 1):
PIT at 10am every weekday...perhaps on the weekends, too.

Which terminal in PIT is the Chapel? Is the Celebrant from the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh or the Military? At Reagan the Celebrant is from the Archdiocese of the Military which (I think) is charged with the duty of catering to the spiritual needs of Commercial Aviation.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 12:51 pm

A number of airports have chapels with services at various times. This brochure gives a list of telephone numbers of the various chaplaincies. It's best to phone to get an accurate schedule as they can change:

http://www.usccb.org/mrs/pcmr/onmove/civilaviationbrochure.pdf

Most chapels are multidenominational as well as interfaith in some cases.

Charles, SJ
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 1:00 pm

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Thread starter):
. It is open 24 hours.

Really? Even though there are no movements from around 1AM to around 6AM?
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 1:10 pm

Dulles has more than Catholic mass- it caters to the big N. African and Middle Eastern and Indian arrivals to with Muslim prayer service:
The list and times at IAD:
Catholic Mass - Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

Protestant Worship - Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Muslim Prayer Service - Friday, 1:30 p.m.


At DCA:
Catholic Mass - Saturday, 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 noon.

Protestant Worship - Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

And the website:
http://www.airportchapels.com/

Is this to cater to the super-religious, never miss a mass type, or those who are afraid to fly, or both?
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 1:16 pm

Both... and neither.

In a lot of cases having services at the airport is for the convenience of employees who are unable to otherwise attend because of work schedules and the like. Travelers like it too because of the convenience, and also because it gives them the opportunity they may not otherwise have time for.

In many respects an airport is like a city, and like any city there are spaces for worship and reflection, as well as outreach to travelers and employees in a high-stress anxiety filled environment.

Charles, SJ
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 1:28 pm

Gulfstream5: Cleveland Hopkins Airport has a Catholic chapel, with the Blessed Sacrament reserved, just outside of Concourse B. I've stopped there more than once to give thanks for a safe and (on my trips to CLE) on-time flight before claiming baggage.

I found a link to the National Conference of Catholic Airport Chaplains 2004 report, which for some reason I can't cut and paste. I have the brochure for which Charles, SJ produced a link; I think I picked it up at IAD's chapel. IAD's chapel is much nicer than DCA's--bigger, quieter (not across a tiny hall from the police office with radio transmissions going!) and easy to find, in Concourse B.

We super-religious, never-miss-a-Mass types like to know about this sort of thing.  Smile Though I for one am not afraid of flying, I like to give thanks anyway.

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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Tue May 23, 2006 1:59 pm

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 9):
Gulfstream5: Cleveland Hopkins Airport has a Catholic chapel, with the Blessed Sacrament reserved, just outside of Concourse B. I've stopped there more than once to give thanks for a safe and (on my trips to CLE) on-time flight before claiming baggage.


Thank you. I have been flying to Hopkins for the last 8 years (2 to 4 times a year and never knew that) I will be there in two weeks and I will definately visit this Chapel and spend a few minutes with Our Lord.

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 6):
Really? Even though there are no movements from around 1AM to around 6AM?

Yes! There may not be any traffic on the Runways but there are dozens of employees who are busy cleaning the marble floors or preparing the airport for the next business day. During the summer when we have T-Storms related delays, I usually go there like at 100am to pray. In most cases the chapel is empty. During massive cancellations due to WX most people I find there are there to find a quiet place because Hotels are sold out.

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 5):
A number of airports have chapels with services at various times. This brochure gives a list of telephone numbers of the various chaplaincies. It's best to phone to get an accurate schedule as they can change:

http://www.usccb.org/mrs/pcmr/onmove/civilaviationbrochure.pdf

Most chapels are multidenominational as well as interfaith in some cases.

Charles, SJ

This is very helpful thank you.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Wed May 24, 2006 1:07 pm

Mass is also held at the Airport Chapel on Holy Days of obligation like Ash Wednesday and the Feast of the Assumption/Ascension/Annunciation. It is announced 10 minutes prior on the airport intercom system in two languages. I wonder how announcements are made at other airports. The Evangelical service is also anounced on the intercom albeit in English only.
Reagan Airport does have a Chaplain. He is an Evangelical Chaplain and I don't know how the Airport Authority in this case MWAA made the arrangement. I think he is of great benefit to the Airport community.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Reply 3):
I'm new at A.Net and I cant figure out why those n's and r's appear. They give me a headache too. They are clearly not intentional and please accept my apologies.

The "n" and "r" pair suggests newline+carriage return. Are you, perhaps, doing cut-and-paste from another application?

BTW, www.masstimes.org is another useful reference.

[Edited 2006-05-24 18:58:08]
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 2:55 am

Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 6):
The list and times at IAD:
Catholic Mass - Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

Protestant Worship - Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Muslim Prayer Service - Friday, 1:30 p.m

In the same room? That's cool. Kinda like in the television series Gilmore Girls where the facility changes from a Christian church to a Jewish temple after the conclusion of one service. I love good utilization of facilities!
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 6:11 am

PHL used to have a non-denominational chapel between terminals C and D inside of security. It was very underused and became the TSA support center in 2002.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 7:02 am

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Reply 3):
Which terminal in PIT is the Chapel?

There's only one airside terminal, with four concourses. The chapel is in the center core, upstairs next to the US Airways Club.

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Reply 3):
Is the Celebrant from the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh

That'd be quite a trick, as the Pittsburgh see is but a mere Diocese, suffragan to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Wink

(Something else for the usual PIT folks to whine about, no doubt.  Silly)


Here's a link you might like: http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/archive.cfm?type=Local%20Vocal&action=getComplete&ref=951.
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 7:18 am

Thanks for posting this info. Never realized there was a chapel in the airports. I was always wondering if I'd have to head off into the local community!
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 7:27 am

Can you get married on these? I am seriously considering getting married in airport chapel just for the heck of it you know....
Uhhh What?
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 7:38 am

Here's an article on airport chapels, with useful links:

http://www.acfnewsource.org/religion/faith_in_flight.html
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 13):
PHL used to have a non-denominational chapel between terminals C and D inside of security. It was very underused and became the TSA support center in 2002.

Does this mean that there is no Chapel whatsoever in all of PHL airport? If that is the case then its sounds like PHL is not in the general trend which can disturb some travellers who by now are used to worshiping at Airports as lives get busier and more dynamic. I hope that the decision is reversed and the Chapel is restored. I have a hard time believing that it was underused.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 9:06 am

PHL currently has no chapel as far as I know. For an airport with its capacity, I find it hard to believe it was underused.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 9:11 am

In the same room? That's cool. Kinda like in the television series Gilmore Girls where the facility changes from a Christian church to a Jewish temple after the conclusion of one service. I love good utilization of facilities!

As an undergraduate, I used to sing in the parish folk choir, and we'd sing at a local state prison's Mass once a month. The chapel had a cylindrical revolving-door-like altar. One section was the Catholic altar, one section a table used for Protestant services with a no-corpus cross, the last section for Jewish services. You simply rotated it for each type of service. The prison chapel also had stained glass between the bars in the windows.

If the PHL chapel was "underused," could it be because of being between C and D concourses. If it's going to be in a connector between terminals, between B and C seems more natural because of high US foot traffic. Of course with F open perhaps there's high foot traffic all the way along, but I still wonder if a B-C location would be better.

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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 1:27 pm

The B-C connector would be a perfect place for a chapel, but that is where the marketplace is and I'm sure that there is no way in hell that the airport or the company that manages the retail areas is going to give up the space or money that a store would bring in to provide a chapel.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 1:43 pm

STL has two masses on Sunday. IIRC the first is at 9:00 and the later one at Noon. The chapel is located in the main terminal down the hall from the concourse C checkpoint. ORD also has at least two scheduled masses on Sundays. That chapel is located in Terminal Two on the upper level above the ticketing area.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 3:07 pm

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 16):
Can you get married on these? I am seriously considering getting married in airport chapel just for the heck of it you know....

I doubt it. Marriage is a complex Sacrament that comes along with a lengthy pre-cana programme. It is only done at Parishes or other places with the Bishops approval. I don't see how it would get authorised to take place in an airport. Maybe if you were in the Military it would be easier since Airports are part of the Military diocese from what I gather.I must say that this is strictly a llaymans opinion. You may want to speak to a Priest about this since it is clearly an issue within the confines of Faith.

Quoting Navairjax (Reply 22):
STL has two masses on Sunday. IIRC the first is at 9:00 and the later one at Noon. The chapel is located in the main terminal down the hall from the concourse C checkpoint. ORD also has at least two scheduled masses on Sundays. That chapel is located in Terminal Two on the upper level above the ticketing area.

Thanks for the info. I always felt that STL airport had as much Catholic traffic as ORD or BOS.

Quoting A330323X (Reply 14):
That'd be quite a trick, as the Pittsburgh see is but a mere Diocese, suffragan to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Wink

(Something else for the usual PIT folks to whine about, no doubt. Silly)


Here's a link you might like: http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/ar...=951.

Thanks. A330323X whoever you are I think you have breathtaking knowledge veiled only by a humorous literary prowess. I'm sure you have been told that before. I liked the article about the PIT chaplain. It more than satisfied my curiosity about Catholicism at the PIT airport.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Thu May 25, 2006 7:03 pm

I got married at the Church in Dublin Airport.

(One way to get your girl friend to spend more time at the Airport.)

This is a regular R.C. church, once on the airport edge, it is now surrounded by airport car parks - and is not just a small chapel in the terminal building. Built in the 1960's, it served the once deeply observant airport community and as elsewhere in Ireland, probably much less busy now.

Ironically, it is probably the only airport related facility that has lost traffic as DUB expanded.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Fri May 26, 2006 12:39 am

Quoting Dstc47 (Reply 24):
I got married at the Church in Dublin Airport.

(One way to get your girl friend to spend more time at the Airport.)

This is a regular R.C. church, once on the airport edge, it is now surrounded by airport car parks - and is not just a small chapel in the terminal building. Built in the 1960's, it served the once deeply observant airport community and as elsewhere in Ireland, probably much less busy now.

Ironically, it is probably the only airport related facility that has lost traffic as DUB expanded.

I find this to be truly interesting. For a moment, it gave me ideas. I figure that during your wedding there was no problem with parking since that is usually a problem at many airports to begin with.(I cant immagine a Wedding at Boston Logan, where would people park their cars?) Also in your case, the question of jurisdiction is well taken care of(this sounds pretty much like a parish Church still). I think PIT BOS and JFK could handle weddings since they have Priests who are based at these particular Airports but again I'm guessing. I will call and ask.
 
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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Fri May 26, 2006 1:47 am

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 16):
Can you get married on these? I am seriously considering getting married in airport chapel just for the heck of it you know....

Actually, it depends. If you are both Catholic you would need to speak with the Catholic airport chaplain. If the space is considered to be a Catholic chapel under Canon Law than marriages can take place there at the discretion of the Chaplain. If it is not, you would need to apply for a dispensation from the diocese in order to do it. There would also be a fair amount of preparation, again the Chaplain can adivse you.

If you are not Catholic, I think the rules are a bit looser, but again, you would need to speak to the people at the chaplaincy.

Short answer: It's possible.

Charles SJ

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RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

Fri May 26, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 16):
Can you get married on these? I am seriously considering getting married in airport chapel just for the heck of it you know....

I can only suggest that you put more effort into selecting the bride than the location of the wedding! But if she goes along with this, she couldn't be all that bad...  Wink
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